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automation use may be vulnerable to cockpit distractions (Issue #171) - Distractions in the cockpit may lead to disruptions in control or monitoring of automation.

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  2. Evidence Type: Excerpt from Accident Review Study
    Evidence: 4.3.7 The FMS turns the white dashed line into a solid magenta line and orients the map towards the new heading. The pilot fails to identify the unintended route. Design analysis: The system has an aid function in showing the progress of the plan being executed. This is displayed graphically through the present active plan, the current orientation (as is gradually changes), and the current flight parameters through several dial representations. Problem analysis: The significant heading change, bank, and map turn was not identified by either pilot, since not actively monitored. The change was visible but there may have been a lack of attention in a busy environment. The severity of the change was not identified. Collaboration analysis: In a situation where pilots do not expect to find a problem, their attention must be drawn to vital pieces of information in a better way. This may require a better understanding of the nature of such occurrences to make their essence more apparent. (page 6)
    Strength: +1
    Aircraft: B757-223
    Equipment: automation: displays
    Source: Bruseberg, A., & Johnson, P. (not dated). Collaboration in the Flightdeck: Opportunities for Interaction Design. Department of Computer Science, University of Bath. Available at http://www.cs.bath.ac.uk/~anneb/collwn.pdf. See Resource details
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